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Falcons agree to deal backup QB Schaub to Houston
By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

Matt Schaub
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ATLANTA  In a move that figures to have significant ramifications for the incumbent starters from both teams, the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday agreed to in principle to trade three-year veteran quarterback Matt Schaub to the Houston Texans.

Most of the details of the trade, in which the Falcons are expected to receive a second-round draft choice, and possibly other considerations, have been agreed upon. The deal likely will be completed later Wednesday afternoon.

In acquiring Schaub, the Texans have ostensibly conceded that five-year veteran David Carr, the top overall player chosen in the 2002 draft and a quarterback in whom Houston has invested considerable time and money, is no longer their quarterback of the future. At the same time, the departure of Schaub indicates that new Falcons coach Bobby Petrino is sold on Michael Vick, who is said to have made a strong impression on the rookie sideline boss in their first few months working together.

Schaub, 25, has been the subject of trade rumors for each of the past two springs. ESPN.com reported last Friday in the "Tip Sheet" column that Falcons officials seemed prepared to begin listening to trade offers for him, and had begun discussing possible replacements.

One of the strong candidates to replace Schaub as the backup to Vick, ESPN.com has learned, is Anthony Wright, who played with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2006.

Despite starting only two games in three seasons, and winning neither of them, Schaub is highly regarded around the NFL. The former Virginia standout, a third-round pick by Atlanta in 2004, he has completed 84 of 161 passes for 1,033 yards, with six touchdown passes and six interceptions.

Schaub was a restricted free agent this spring and the Falcons made him the highest qualifying offer possible, at $2.3 million. That qualifying offer meant that, had another club signed Schaub to an offer sheet, and Atlanta not matched it, the Falcons would have received first- and third-round draft choices as compensation.

Senior writer Len Pasquarelli covers the NFL for ESPN.com.

Great trade for Houston....
 

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looks like the falcons are stuck with vick. if he bombs this year, i guess they are going to let him stay. he's their golden boy, but i know a bunch of the vick haters aren't going to like this.
 

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Thats a beast pickup for Houston. If they improve their line a little and draft a safety like LaRon Landry, I could see them winning 10 games next season and making a playoff push.
 

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everybody loves the backup quarterback..

let's see what happens when he gets a full season under his belt
 

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Umm isn't Houston giving up quite a bit for a guy with 6.4 yards per attempt in his career? Poor Sage, I was hoping he would get a shot at a starting gig this year.
 

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If Brady Quinn slips past the Browns, the Dolphins will have a good chance to draft him. I dont think the Vikings will take him considering they spnt a second round pick on tavaris Jackson last year.
 

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Falcons agree to deal backup QB Schaub to Houston
By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

Matt Schaub
Schaub

ATLANTA  In a move that figures to have significant ramifications for the incumbent starters from both teams, the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday agreed to in principle to trade three-year veteran quarterback Matt Schaub to the Houston Texans.

Most of the details of the trade, in which the Falcons are expected to receive a second-round draft choice, and possibly other considerations, have been agreed upon. The deal likely will be completed later Wednesday afternoon.

In acquiring Schaub, the Texans have ostensibly conceded that five-year veteran David Carr, the top overall player chosen in the 2002 draft and a quarterback in whom Houston has invested considerable time and money, is no longer their quarterback of the future. At the same time, the departure of Schaub indicates that new Falcons coach Bobby Petrino is sold on Michael Vick, who is said to have made a strong impression on the rookie sideline boss in their first few months working together.

Schaub, 25, has been the subject of trade rumors for each of the past two springs. ESPN.com reported last Friday in the "Tip Sheet" column that Falcons officials seemed prepared to begin listening to trade offers for him, and had begun discussing possible replacements.

One of the strong candidates to replace Schaub as the backup to Vick, ESPN.com has learned, is Anthony Wright, who played with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2006.

Despite starting only two games in three seasons, and winning neither of them, Schaub is highly regarded around the NFL. The former Virginia standout, a third-round pick by Atlanta in 2004, he has completed 84 of 161 passes for 1,033 yards, with six touchdown passes and six interceptions.

Schaub was a restricted free agent this spring and the Falcons made him the highest qualifying offer possible, at $2.3 million. That qualifying offer meant that, had another club signed Schaub to an offer sheet, and Atlanta not matched it, the Falcons would have received first- and third-round draft choices as compensation.

Senior writer Len Pasquarelli covers the NFL for ESPN.com.

Great trade for Houston....

Great trade? Based on what...


Matt Schaub doesn't deserve his own thread by the way. Take it to the Free Agency discussion. :thumbdown

:cool
 

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Silly move by Houston. They're better off with Carr than Schuab.
 

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All I know is they didnt draft reggie bush, gave ahman green way to much money and htey just gave up a 1st and 3rd for a backup QB. They're on a roll.
 
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All I know is they didnt draft reggie bush, gave ahman green way to much money and htey just gave up a 1st and 3rd for a backup QB. They're on a roll.
They didnt give the 1st and 3rd they traded a 2nd rounder which Atlanta accepted.
 

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The Texans still don't have an OL to protect any QB. I would say the winner is Carr, wherever he goes is way better then the hell he has been til now. Atlanta traded the wrong QB, they will never win anything with Vick, the most overrated QB in the history of the NFL.
 

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The Texans still don't have an OL to protect any QB. I would say the winner is Carr, wherever he goes is way better then the hell he has been til now.


Please let it be to Miami.
 
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The Texans still don't have an OL to protect any QB. I would say the winner is Carr, wherever he goes is way better then the hell he has been til now.


Please let it be to Miami.
Um, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
 

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The Texans still don't have an OL to protect any QB. I would say the winner is Carr, wherever he goes is way better then the hell he has been til now.


Please let it be to Miami.
Um, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
I don't really want Carr either, but Carr is better than his O-line in Houston made him seen.
 

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I'd much rather have Carr in Miami then Trent Green. Carr has much more upside then a 37 year old with head issues.
 

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